Historic VRFUMC building sold

Aug 31, 2011 Full story: Douglas County Sentinel 11

Villa Rica First United Methodist church will hold its last worship service in its current facility on Monday after selling the building.

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Billy Carter

Carrollton, GA

#1 Sep 3, 2011
CREFLO DOLLAR has bought this building.This building should NO LONGER be TAX EXEMPT as a church.This is now a BUSINESS, not a church
interestedperson

Villa Rica, GA

#2 Sep 3, 2011
Moving right along...

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#3 Sep 3, 2011
Billy Carter wrote:
CREFLO DOLLAR has bought this building.This building should NO LONGER be TAX EXEMPT as a church.This is now a BUSINESS, not a church
Isn't Creflo Dollar a pastor? If he uses the building as a church or builds a new church, won't it still be tax exempt? I truly don't know. I'm just asking.

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#4 Sep 3, 2011
I went to high school with Creflo. He isn't the Creflo, I knew however. There have been issues with his church and/or business......very fine line shall we say.

I went to Mercer with some folks who attended his church. I was told.....told, mind you......that when you decide to join they ask for your tax return so they can let you know how much your tithe should be. I do know this is not far-fetched for some churches, but I wouldn't join one that did that.

Since: Nov 08

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#5 Sep 3, 2011
Evander Holyfield was(is) a member of Creflo's church. When Creflo's problems hit the news, it was pointed out that Evander was one of his supporters.

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Since: Jul 07

The "City of Gold" in Georgia

#6 Sep 4, 2011
When I was a child we lived in the house on the corner, across the street from the church. I think the house had been torn downUsed to listen to the music play on the speakers on Sunday morning. I am glad the church is not being demolished. Too many historical homes, businesses, and churches have gone away in the name of "progress".

Since: Feb 08

Douglasville, Georgia

#7 Sep 4, 2011
John In North Carolina wrote:
When I was a child we lived in the house on the corner, across the street from the church. I think the house had been torn downUsed to listen to the music play on the speakers on Sunday morning. I am glad the church is not being demolished. Too many historical homes, businesses, and churches have gone away in the name of "progress".
Amen, John.:)
The Other Guy

Universal City, TX

#8 Sep 5, 2011
Billy Carter wrote:
CREFLO DOLLAR has bought this building.This building should NO LONGER be TAX EXEMPT as a church.This is now a BUSINESS, not a church
Is there a difference?
paul

Carrollton, GA

#9 Sep 11, 2011
The Other Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Is there a difference?
yes there is a difference.

a not for profit church is just that.creflo ownes a million dollar mansion, and a huge antique car collection all in the name of the lord.There is you a rich man to go after to pay more taxes.HIS FAIR SHARE YOU SAY
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#10 Sep 19, 2011
I love that old church.Some of my cousins grew up in that church,and were married there.The building is so beautifull.I just hope whoever buys it,will respect the historical and personal value of this church.Not to mention the love that has went into the care and nurturing of this great church.
Sandra Barber Rabern

Carrollton, GA

#11 Sep 25, 2011
I feel sad about this church being sold.So much of my family were a part of this church.The christening's were all held there for my cousins.They grew up there and married in that church.There were funerals held there for family members.There was a lot of love and hard work that went into that church,during all those years,just to keep that beautifull church in great condition.I feel bad for the people who spent lifetimes dedicated to the ministry and upkeep there.That old church is like an old friend to most of the town.I think selling this church will hurt a lot of people.I think selling it was a mistake.Trully I believe that.

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